Alumni Achievements

Dr. Kathe Albrecht

  • Participated in a panel at the College Art Association (CAA) conference in a session titled “Digital Humanities in the Classroom: An Exchange.” She discussed “Changing Pedagogy and the Unexpected: Mapping the Classroom of the Future" February, 2016
  • Chaired panel, “Affirming and Manipulating the Female Body: 19th Century to Now,” Feminist Art History Conference, American University, Washington, DC, November 2013
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Dr. Homer Charles Arnold

  • Appointed: Associate Professor of Humanities at Riverside Community College District where he teaches both studio and art history classes, Fall 2017.
  • Paper: Brazil's unique graffiti culture at Brown University's, Reuse Reconsidered Conference, Providence RI, September 15-17, 2017
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Dr. Gregory Blair

  • Presented paper “Place-Produced Thought and the Agency of Place” as part of the Regionalist Globalism: Considering the Process of Locality panel, at the 2016 SECAC Conference, Roanoke, VA Oct 19-22, 2016
  • Presented paper, "Place-Produced Thought: The Agency of Place and the Co-Production of Knowledge in Heidegger, Baudrillard, and Others" at the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition, The Sitka Institute, Sitka, AK, 2016
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Dr. Conny Bogaard

  • Elected to the Board of the Kansas Association of Community Foundations (KACF), December2017

  • Paper: “The Dialogical Museum: Authority and Answerability in a Multicultural World” for the Tenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum. Manchester Museum, Manchester, UK. September 15-17, 2017

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Dr. Amy Cook

  • Currently pursing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, in hopes of using Existential Therapy in concert with her PhD to assist clients in addressing issues of wellness, creative freedom, relationship navigation, and academic underachievement.
  • Exhibition, Recent Paintings, on view at Biotek Industries, May 2015
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Dr. Mary Anne Davis

  • Panelist: The Materiality of Art featuring Artist-Philosopher Dr. Mary Anne Davis in conversation with Jen Mergel, Curator of Platform, The Armory Show. Monserrat College, March 22, 2018.

  • Paper: “Toward a Theory of Optimism” at the Utopia in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Conference at the University of Northern Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, March 2014

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Dr. Kathy Desmond

  • Presented paper, “Theoretical Issues Related to Art and Design: Empathy and Judgment in Contemporary Art Practice” at the PCA/ACA National Conference, April 2017
  • Presented at the “Invisibility and Unfinalizability in the Field of Art and Aesthetics” at The Third Nomadikon and Center for the Ethics of Seeing Conference, Fall 2016
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Dr. Heather E. Dunn

  • Paper: "Political Street Art in the Trump Era," and chair panel, "Art in the Age of Surveillance." SECAC Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, October 2017

  • Paper: “Street Art, Political Activism, and Surveillance.” SECAC Conference, Roanoke, VA Oct 19-22, 2016

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Dr. Jennifer Ann Hall

  • Panelist: The Experience of Art featuring Artist-Philosopher Dr. Jennifer Hall in conversation with Dr. Vidette Asher, Neuroscience Researcher, Peabody Essex Museum. Monserrat College, March 1, 2018
  • Published, "Autopoietic Aesthetic as a Lens for Interactive Art "in the forthcoming book, Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind, Springer Verlag, Düsseldorf ,Germany, Fall 2015
  • Exhibition, Flying Fish Project, Robotic underwater robotic installation (bait balls and the predicators that love them) East Cape, Baja Mexico and Barnstable, Massachusetts, 2015
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Arlinda Henderson, M.Phil

  • Presented paper, "Display Holography in Art Practice: An Exploration of Interference," The Image Conference, University of California at Berkeley, October 29-30, 2015
  • Presented paper “The Interference of Art” Crossing Boundaries: Inclusion, Exclusion, Marginalization and the Hegemonic Making of Societies of Difference, Masaryk University, Czech Republic, Sept. 13, 2014
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Dr. Christopher Lonegan

  • Awarded the Summer Study Grant for Affiliate Faculty, Loyola University in Maryland, 2015
  • Presented paper, "'Nothing to be Afraid of": Stan Brakhage's The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes" in the panel: "Death in Contemporary Visual Art" at Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), October 21-24, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA
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Dr. Kathryn A. McFadden

  • Chair of Panel: "AMBUSHED: Pussy Grabs Back, Ya'll: Female Exhibitionism in Art and Performance," at SECAC in Birmingham, Alabama. October 2018

  • Chair of Panel: "Between Us: Aesthetic Experience as Care” and will present paper "Care-full: Love in the Photography of Vivian Meyer,” at the 10th Annual Dialogic Conference in Braga, Portugal at the University of Minho. June 2018

  • Paper: "Closely Listening: conversation as aesthetic event," at the 73rd Annual SECAC Conference,  Columbus, OH, October 25-28, 2017
  • Paper: "Feasting Thought: Origin of Love in a Work of Art"(was read by Chris Yates) at Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition Conference (PACT) 7th annual meeting, Seattle University, September 24-26, 2015, Seattle, WA
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Dr. Emily Lauren Putnam

  • Recently appointed to Assistant Lecturer in Critical Theory at the Dublin School of Creative Art at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Fall 2017

  • Paper: "Between the Troubles and Brexit: The Minor Gestures of Bbeyond as Aesthetic Ruptures of Public Space" at PQ Porous Boundaries Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic, October 12 - 14 2017

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Dr. Josenilson Santana

  • Promoted to Associate Professor, and tenured, Abilene Christian University, Texas

  • Co-led an art light installation, “Lightwalk” on the campus of Abilene Christian University, Fall 2017

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